February 13, 2016

Ralph and I have been best friends the first day we started working at Mik Lurch together. (Sad to see it go). Ralph was always the Multi-species expert on Lake Michigan and I was always busy chasing them mean ol' red smallmouth bass. 



Ralph came to me last year with...

January 31, 2016

In the Internet Age of Fishing--for these purposes the past 15 years--I haven't seen anything quite like Saturday in outdoors shows around Chicago.


I knew enough to get there early for the 10 a.m. opening of the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo. But even at...

January 30, 2016

Notes from what was seen walking around the show or the general shenigans around booth 14 at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo.


Today is a big day for Stray Casts and friends of the program.


Capt. Ralph Steiger is up on the Hawg Trough at noon, then ``Bobb...

January 29, 2016

Below are some notes and things that caught my eye or readers/listeners/viewers recommended on Day 1 of the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo.


Twice I did tours of the show floor. Here are some things of note. 

Jim Templin at FISHTECH (booth 526) proudly noted,...

January 28, 2016



Obviously, we are annoucing our world debut of the miscellaneous mayhem of Stray Casts Outdoor Cartoon Television at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, which opens today and runs through Sunday at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

We have booth...

January 26, 2016

CANTON, Ill.--Saturday morning Ralph Steiger sat on the ice next to me at the Giant Goose Ranch and offered advice; and didn't fish himself.

And it paid off with a couple perch and a couple crappie for me in the hour before I needed to head home.


Key word in the top sen...

January 14, 2016

It's coming.


We--``Bobby B'' Bergren, Pat Renwick, Dale Bowman and Ryan Whitacre--are on track to go live streaming in February with Stray Casts Outdoor Cartoon Television. It will be linked here at straycasts.net and be live beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and running...

January 7, 2016

Let me explain.


Partially why I rambled off late enough this morning with Lady to catch a spectacular dawn.

And partially explain why the video of the Violent Femmes doing ``Blister in the Sun'' is up on my laptop screen while Pat Renwick does things with an oversized s...

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